Firm Profile > act Fort Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

act Fort Advocaten
KONINGSLAAN 60
1075 AG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Industry focus: retail Tier 2

act Fort Advocaten specialises in franchising, and insolvency and restructuring matters, and also handles rental matters, real estate transactions, M&A, corporate disputes and employment issues. As part of act legal, an alliance of independent firms, the practice is well placed to handle matters across Europe. The team attracts work from large international corporates, midsized enterprises, governments and investors. Katinka Verdurmen is a key name for commercial real estate matters and litigation. Dirk van den Berg and Jodit de Bruin are the other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Katinka Verdurmen; Dirk van den Berg; Jodit de Bruin

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge,  quick replies and pragmatic advice’.

‘Good knowledge of our business’.

‘Knowledge of the relevant market developments’.

‘Pro-active practice with a good network’.

‘All individuals have both good social and professional skills’.

Key clients

Big Bazar B.V.

Blokker B.V.

Mirage Retail Group B.V.

H. Lagendijk Holding B.V.

HEMA B.V.

Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.

Intertoys B.V.

JD Sports Fashion B.V.

Kolhoorn Heerde B.V.

Lush B.V.

Nederflex Beheer B.V.

Nespresso Nederland B.V.

Scapino Retail B.V.

Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.

Yves Rocher B.V.

Sallaerts Tankstations B.V.

Ziengs Schoenen B.V.

Mexx Europe B.V.

MS Mode Nederland B.V.

Nedstede Retail B.V.

Xenos B.V.

Albert Heijn Franchisee Association

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

With a strong focus in the retail, real estate and hotel and leisure sectors, act Fort Advocaten advises on a broad spread of issues, such as corporate disputes, franchise-related matters and restructuring. Practice head Berth Brouwer and his team of associates 'think several steps ahead in the process' and are 'thorough'.

Practice head(s):

Berth Brouwer

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge; quick reply.’

‘Good understanding of our business; they think several steps ahead in the process.’

‘Very approachable, quick delivery, thorough and pleasant to work with.’

‘Berth Brouwer and Katinka Verdurmen are both excellent lawyers, approachable, fast, down-to-earth, thorough, knowledgeable, an eye for the business, everything you want your lawyer to be and on top of that. very nice people.’

Key clients

Amstelpark Tennis Promotions

TCS (Taxicentrale Schiphol)

HEMA

HOAD Holding

Hypermarché Bonprix

JD Sports Fashion

Libra International

Ludershof

Marggraf Stichting

Vereniging Albert Heijn Franchisenemers

Ymere Ontwikkeling

Real estate Tier 5

act Fort Advocaten focuses on real estate and related corporate matters in the retail, and hotel and leisure sectors. The group is also notable for disputes and M&A in the area of real estate, and franchise-related matters. Pieter Twaalfhoven, Jodit de Bruin, Katinka Verdurmen and Dirk van den Berg head the team. Mirre Vermeer was a new arrival from NewGround Law B.V..

Practice head(s):

Pieter Twaalfhoven; Jodit de Bruin; Katinka Verdurmen; Dirk van den Berg

Other key lawyers:

Mirre Vermeer

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of the relevant market developments’.

‘All individuals have both good social and professional skills’.

‘They think several steps ahead in the process’.

‘This office works with the most modern techniques and communication resources’.

Key clients

Big Bazar B.V.

Blokker B.V.

Mirage Retail Group B.V.

Gemeente Dronten

H. Lagendijk Holding B.V.

HEMA B.V.

Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.

Intertoys B.V.

JD Sports Fashion B.V.

Kolhoorn Heerde B.V.

Lush B.V.

Nederflex Beheer B.V.

Nedstede Group

Nespresso Nederland B.V.

Scapino Retail B.V.

Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.

Yves Rocher B.V.

BMB Ontwikkeling B.V. (part of VolkerWessels)

Biesterbos Groep

Frites uit Zuyd B.V.

Libra International B.V.

Provincie Zuid-Holland

Sallaerts Tankstations B.V.

Stichting Ymere

Segesta Exploitatie B.V.

Ziengs Schoenen B.V.

Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.

Wemmenhove Autobedrijf B.V.

Gemeente Hoorn

Intertoys B.V.

Xenos B.V.

Vastwas B.V.

The firm: act Fort Advocaten (“act FORT”) is a law firm located in Amsterdam, specialised in real estate law and corporate law and all related legal areas with a leading position in the retail, real estate and hotels and leisure industries.

Our 30+ expert lawyers (of which ten partners) advise on a wide range of legal issues, ranging from rental matters, real estate transactions and acquisitions to corporate disputes, employment and franchise related matters and restructuring.

We work for (international) corporate companies, midsized enterprises, governments, investors and regularly act as official receiver for the Amsterdam Court. We do so with dedication, spirit and expertise.

act FORT was ranked as leading firm in the The Legal 500 EMEA edition in the section industry focus “Retail” in both 2018, 2019 and 2020 as leading firm in the categories Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation in 2019 and Real Estate in 2020.

How we work: Our lawyers are highly specialised in their jurisdiction and always keep abreast of recent developments and follow specialist training courses in their field of law.

The lawyers in our various practice groups work together closely in multidisciplinary teams. By pooling our knowledge and being alert to our clients’ needs, we are able to achieve the best results.

Our clients are our key focus. Every client has a dedicated contact at partner level. act FORT values creativity and seeks ways to build solutions, providing top quality and service at reasonable rates. We accomplish more by working together and favour short lines of communication, fully focused on our client’s case.

European alliance act legal: act FORT is part of act legal, a growing European alliance of ten independent, mid-market law firms that operate at the top-end of the market.

The alliance offers international companies operating on the European market high-quality advice, at the local and international level. This way act legal also forms, especially for American and Asian companies, an efficient one-stop solution for excellent legal support in Europe.

act legal represents a team of 400 first-class corporate and commercial lawyers, tax consultants and business experts to service demanding corporate clientele. We offer the market the best of all legal consultancy worlds, by combining top partner-led, local law firms with international professionalism.

act legal stands for high quality, fair pricing, efficient bespoke processes, strong partner involvement and a personal approach, all of which make it an attractive alternative to major international law firms.

act FORT is also member of Abacus Worldwide, a global association of independent accounting and law firms.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate Pieter Twaalfhoven pieter.twaalfhoven@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Real estate Jodit de Bruin jodit.debruin@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Environmental law Sascha Stavenuiter sascha.stavenuiter@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Employment Elias van Kampen elias.vankampen@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Dispute resolution: Corporate & Commercial litigation Berth Brouwer berth.brouwer@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Commercial, corporate and M&A Terry Steffens terry.steffens@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Restructuring and insolvency Derk van Geel derk.vangeel@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Franchise, Real estate Katinka Verdurmen katinka.verdurmen@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Franchise, Real estate Dirk van den Berg dirk.vandenberg@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Real estate Mirre Vermeer mirre.vermeer@actlegal-fort.com +31.20.664,5111
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Eva Bokslag  photo Mrs Eva Bokslag Associate
Mr Berth Brouwer  photo Mr Berth Brouwer Partner
Mr Sylvain Caris  photo Mr Sylvain Caris Associate
Mrs Chantal Hageman  photo Mrs Chantal Hageman Associate
Mrs Eleonore Harinck  photo Mrs Eleonore Harinck Associate
 Irene Hofhuis  photo Irene Hofhuis Senior Associate
Mrs Asmara Kalter photo Mrs Asmara Kalter Senior Associate
Mrs Iris Mutis  photo Mrs Iris Mutis Associate
Mrs Annemiek Nass  photo Mrs Annemiek Nass Senior associate
Mr Albert Jan Nederhoed  photo Mr Albert Jan Nederhoed Senior Associate
Mr Rein Pleiter  photo Mr Rein Pleiter Associate
Mr Jasper Poortvliet  photo Mr Jasper Poortvliet Associate
 Frédérique Sarneel  photo Frédérique Sarneel Associate
Mrs Helma Sengers  photo Mrs Helma Sengers Senior Associate
Mrs Sascha Stavenuiter  photo Mrs Sascha Stavenuiter Associate partner
Mr Terry Steffens  photo Mr Terry Steffens Managing Partner
Mr Pieter Twaalfhoven  photo Mr Pieter Twaalfhoven Partner
Mrs Katinka Verdurmen  photo Mrs Katinka Verdurmen Managing Partner
Mr Florentijn Verhagen  photo Mr Florentijn Verhagen Associate
Mrs Mirre Vermeer  photo Mrs Mirre Vermeer Partner
Mr Ruud Vermeer  photo Mr Ruud Vermeer Associate
Mr Sander Visser  photo Mr Sander Visser Associate
Mr Thomas Welschen  photo Mr Thomas Welschen Senior Associate
Mrs Jodit de Bruin  photo Mrs Jodit de Bruin Partner
Mr Jelle de Vries  photo Mr Jelle de Vries Associate
Mrs Simone ten Wolde  photo Mrs Simone ten Wolde Associate
Mrs Elke ter Hart  photo Mrs Elke ter Hart Associate
Mrs Laukje van Delft  photo Mrs Laukje van Delft Associate
Mr Derk van Geel  photo Mr Derk van Geel Derk van Geel specialises in insolvency law. His areas of expertise include…
Mr Lauran van Hoof  photo Mr Lauran van Hoof Associate
Mr Elias van Kampen  photo Mr Elias van Kampen Partner
Mrs Lize van de Werken  photo Mrs Lize van de Werken Associate
Mr Dirk van den Berg  photo Mr Dirk van den Berg Partner
Number of lawyers : 33
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